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Main entrance of the campus, Amon G. Carter Plaza

Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech or TTU, is a public, coeducational, research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Texas Tech offers 150 bachelor's, 104 master's, and 59 doctoral degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law.[1]

Colleges and schools[edit]

Initially Texas Technological College was separated into four schools: Agriculture, Engineering, Home Economics, and Liberal Arts. In 1933 they were designated as divisions before reverting to schools in 1944. Graduate education began in 1927 within the School of Liberal Arts before a separate Division of Graduate Studies opened in 1935 and renamed as the Graduate School in 1954. A Division of Commerce was formed in 1942; by 1956 it had become the School of Business Administration. The School of Law and the School of Education opened in 1967. In 1968 the agriculture school became the School of Agricultural Sciences. In an answer to student and faculty opinion, the legislature changed the name of Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969. Five of the six schools became colleges with only the School of Law retaining its name.[2]

List of current Texas Tech University colleges and schools
College or school Founded Undergraduate
Enrollment
Graduate
Enrollment
Professional
Enrollment
Total
Enrollment
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 1925 1,437 348 1,785
College of Architecture 1966 693 130 823
College of Arts & Sciences 1925 8,902 1,297 10,199
College of Education 1967 795 1,041 1,836
Graduate School 1983 529 529
Honors College 2002
College of Human Sciences 1925 2,834 369 3,203
School of Law 1967 670 670
College of Mass Communications 2004 1,454 66 1,520
Rawls College of Business 1942 3,616 677 4,293
University College[3] 2009 474 474
College of Visual & Performing Arts 2002 959 281 1,240
Whitacre College of Engineering 1925 3,477 767 4,244

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
National
ARWU[4] 112-137
Forbes[5] 385
U.S. News & World Report[6] 159
Washington Monthly[7] 221
Global
ARWU[8] 301-400


Research[edit]

Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with "high activity",[9] Texas Tech University hosts 60 research centers and institutes.[10]

Resources[edit]

Libraries[edit]

Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library

The Texas Tech University Library is the 3rd largest academic library system in Texas and 91st largest in North America with over 2.6 million volumes and 2.7 million microforms.[11] The university library comprises eleven branch locations including the main library.

Press[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Texas Tech Administration Building". KCBD. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kct32
  3. ^ http://www.irim.ttu.edu/ARCHIVE/ENR/COLLGOD.HTM
  4. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014-United States". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "America's Top Colleges". Forbes.com LLC™. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best Colleges". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "About the Rankings". Washington Monthly. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014-United States". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Texas Tech University profile". The Carnegie Foundation. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  10. ^ "University-Recognized Centers and Institutes". Texas Tech University. 2008-07-01. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  11. ^ "ARL Statistics 2003-2004 — Rank Order By Volumes Held". Association of Research Libraries. Accessed August 12, 2006.

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